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21st Century Pioneers: Faith, enterprise + social purpose 
Christians are playing a key role in purpose-driven businesses, social enterprises of all sizes, across the UK and a wide range of sectors. Working in business is a vocation for many. Renewal is happening today and needs to be encouraged.
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Unshattered - ending the addiction relapse cycle
They save 3000+ lbs of fabrics, textiles from landfill yearly. Women with lived experience use reclaimed material to create unique, handcrafted handbags, etc - making a difference for planet and themselves.
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Thriving community businesses provide economic and social boost despite the pandemic 
They are run by local people, trading for the benefit of the community to which they are accountable. They make positive impacts and exist to help make places better.
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The Flourishing Business Canvas
The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit is a management innovation to enable leaders to design their flourishing enterprise: socially beneficial, environmentally regenerative and financially viable.
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Lessons in scaling for impact
‘Impact at scale’ remains a buzzword; widely talked about but little understood, especially when it comes to practical implementation. Spring Impact have distilled the lessons learned in 10 years of helping mission-driven orgs to scale.
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How to build an impact city: nurture neighbourhoods
“Small impact enterprises are a crucial part of a community’s fabric. Their societal impact is tangible, direct - well-connected to neighbourhood and inspiring locals to become more actively involved.”
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Basic patterns of impact businesses
An analysis of 500 example organisations having social impact showed 12 different groups of businesses with 24 sub-groups. All solve social problems through business action.
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Charity takeovers
Should regulations allow dynamic charity takeovers? Currently, charities can consider merging but the number that do that is very small (0.1% of charities). Is the sector therefore risk adverse, inefficient with lots of duplication?
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Paul Polman: individual courage and leadership are missing pieces in shaping new economy 
Representing 60% of GDP, 80% of job creation, businesses had scale, expertise, resources, innovation to “make an outsized contribution” to addressing global problems.
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Recycling plastic waste to make bricks that are stronger than concrete 
Nairobi, Kenya-based, materials engineer Nzambi Matee is transforming plastic waste into bricks that are lighter and five to seven times stronger than concrete. A social enterprise recycling waste and creating jobs.
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Events (3 found)

In-Person - Social Entrepreneur Festival - Cambridge
@The Bradfield Centre 184 Cambridge Science Park Rd Cambridge
The Festival is for Social Entrepreneurs to come together and have conversations. It has been planned to facilitate good food and great networking with interesting topics from great speakers.
If you are an entrepreneur and want to create an organisation that delivers social or environmental impact then this is the place for you. We are launching the Social Entrepreneur Place with the Social Entrepreneur Festival. The Festival runs as follows – Cambridge Conversations on 3rd September followed by the Online Festival 17th to 30th September.
03/09/2022
10:00
Online - Impact Summit 2022
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Values-led business isn’t a trend; it is the future.
Impact Summit is Europe’s leading purpose-led business event - an annual gathering for those who dream of a thriving global economy that puts people and planet at its very heart.
From entrepreneurs, to executives, to educators, we provide a platform to the people shaking things up, changing the status quo, and using purpose-driven business models as a means of tackling global challenges.
14/09/2022
09:30
Online - Social Entrepreneur Festival
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The Festival is for Social Entrepreneurs to come together and have conversations. It has been planned to facilitate good food and great networking with interesting topics from great speakers.
If you are an entrepreneur and want to create an organisation that delivers social or environmental impact then this is the place for you. We are launching the Social Entrepreneur Place with the Social Entrepreneur Festival. The Festival runs as follows – Cambridge Conversations on 3rd September followed by the Online Festival 17th to 30th September which includes access to recordings of Cambridge Conversations.
17/09/2022
10:00

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